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Stone Middle School Students Create Portrait Using Abstract Art

  A 6’5” x 8’ portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. created by 150 seventh and eighth grade art students brings color to the hallway at Stone Middle School.  After studying the giant portraits created by artist Chuck Close, Stone’s art instructor, Ashley Bryan, had her students paint square grids that ...

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Plastic Bags and More Plastic Bags at North Lamar!

  Seven thousand plastic shopping bags were collected for the Downtown Food Pantry at Aaron Parker Elementary when the Green Committee held a campus drive. Wendy Hooge’s third grade class won the contest and earned a pizza party after collecting 1,690 bags.  In all, 7,000 bags were collected by the students ...

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The Broward Sheriff (pictured) says video reveals that the Florida school officer waited outside the building for four minutes as the killing took place. The Chief says Scot Peterson was on campus the entire time. The Chief suspended him without pay and Peterson retired. Meanwhile, La Porte ISD and police there ...

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This Week At The Movies

  “Game Night” [R] (Wide) Watch Trailer A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights finds themselves trying to solve a murder mystery. Stars: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan   “Annihilation” [R] (Wide) Watch Trailer A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature ...

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Two Sentenced On Unrelated Cases In Hopkins County

    A Sulphur Springs man was sentenced Thursday in Hopkins County to five years in prison. William Ray Cadle pleaded guilty to Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, more than one gram but less than four grams. John Christian Keaveny, 44, pleaded guilty in Hopkins County District ...

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TAMU-Coach Carthel Honored

    Texas A&M University-Commerce head football coach Colby Carthel has been named as the College Coach of the Year by the National Football Foundation (NFF) Gridiron Club of Dallas Chapter, as announced Thursday. Carthel will be honored during the club’s Tenth Annual Awards Banquet on Sunday, March 18, at ...

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East Texas Pedestrian Killed In West Texas

    An East Texas man has died after he was struck by an 18-wheeler in West Texas. Skyler H. Anderson, 32, of Gilmer, and a 65-year-old pedestrian from Dallas were standing in a ditch when they were hit by the tractor-trailer. It was swerving to avoid a previous crash ...

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East Texas Health Worker Guilty OF Multiple Sex Crimes

    A Lufkin man accused of sexually assaulting six women while he was employed as a state agency phlebotomist has pleaded guilty to two of the charges and been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Adolfo Duran, 43, entered his plea Thursday in Angelina County District Court. He worked at ...

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East Texas Man Charged With Sex Crimes

    Bond has been set at $300,000 for an East Texas man arrested for sex crimes against a child. Antonio San Juan, 40, of Kilgore is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child.

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East Texas Chiropracter Dies In Crash

    An East Texas chiropractor has been killed in a two-vehicle accident in Henderson County. Sharn Alexander Dewet of Bullard was pronounced dead at the scene of the head-on collision about three miles west of Brownsboro. The driver of the other vehicle, 27-year-old Bunheng Sok of Athens was critically injured.

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ET Man Gets 99 Years For Murder

    An East Texas man has been sentenced to 99 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder. Rusk County prosecutors say 39-year-old Lamarlon Tremone Thompson, of Mount Enterprise, fatally shot 60-year-old Floyd Thompson. He had been missing for a month when his body was found in a well. ...

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Silver Alert Issued For Missing McCurtain County Woman

  The McCurtain County Sheriff’s office issued a Silver Alert Thursday for 81-year-old Wanda Harmon. Harmon left her residence on Feb. 18 for Talihina, Okla. to see a doctor. She never arrived at the doctor’s office. Harmon is driving a maroon Dodge minivan with Colorado tags. She may suffer from ...

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Things To Do This Weekend Around Paris

    Dylan’s Drivers provides a safe and reliable service within Lamar County, Texas, by providing free, non-judgemental, confidential rides to individuals who are rendered incapable of or lack access to safe transportation. Their hours of operations are Thursday be from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am, Friday and Saturday nights ...

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Gov. Greg Abbott Spares Life Of Convicted Killer

  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday spared the life of a convicted killer shortly before the man’s scheduled execution for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother. In sparing the life of Thomas “Bart” Whitaker, Abbott accepted the state parole board’s rare clemency recommendation.

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Texas Gas Prices Drop Again This Week

  Retail gasoline prices across Texas and the nation dropped again this week. AAA Texas reported the average price at the pump statewide for unleaded was $2.26 per gallon. Market analysts say the downward trend in retail prices may not last long as a handful of major refineries are undergoing ...

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Children’s Health And Safety Fair

Children’s Health and Safety Fair at Children’s Museum (February 19, Commerce, Texas) No topic is more important than children’s health and safety. It will be the focus of the Children’s Health and Safety Fair held at the Children’s Museum on Saturday, March 3 from 9:30 to 11:30. Sponsors for the ...

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Chancellor Sharp Announces New Grant

Chancellor Sharp Announces New Grant Initiative to Plug Gap in Financial Aid February 21, 2018, by TAMUS AUSTIN, Texas – Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp on Wednesday announced a new initiative that will help Texas A&M System students facing significant hardships stay in school and graduate on time ...

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